How Did We All Let Our Best Friend Jennifer Lawrence Leave The House In This Dress?

Jennifer Lawrence Hunger Games Catching Fire Los Angeles Premiere sheer dress November 2013

We’ve all been imaginary best friends with Jennifer Lawrence for a while now, so I feel like we’ve reached the point in our relationship with her where we can take her aside and be real with her about what she’s wearing. Except for you over there. You’re too new to the game for that. But the rest of us can totally sit her down in our heads and say, “Jennifer, J.Law, Jen, BFF, light of my life, angel on earth, you can’t wear that out of the house today. Go pick out another Dior Haute Couture gown and try that one. I don’t know if you know this, but everyone can see through this one.”

I’ve now come to the realization that this dress J.Law wore to the Los Angeles premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire last night was actually supposed to be that sheer. Ugh, fashion, am I right? But just because something’s supposed to be a certain way doesn’t mean that it should be. Just because I’m supposed to eat the cake one slice at a time doesn’t mean I should.

I think J.Law has been looking pretty great lately, and her new pixie cut is making even pixies jealous. But I just can’t get behind this look. From the waist up I’m into it, but then my eyes reach the skirt part and it just looks like she forgot to wear a slip. I like the old-fashioned Taylor Swift bathing suit that she’s wearing underneath there in theory, but I don’t think her legs necessarily need a view of the red carpet. They’re lovely legs, and it’s very nice of her to let them peek through and glimpse all the hubbub around them, but I think they would be just as content under opaque fabric.

It kind of reminds me of a sheer little dress Kristen Stewart accessorized with a grimace at the Breaking Dawn, Part 2 premiere last year. But as far as I know Jennifer Lawrence isn’t working on a PR stunt, so this seems like the wrong occasion for this look.

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    • Jenni

      It’s so annoying because the dress itself isn’t bad, it’s the sheerness that ruins everything.

      • abbeysbooks

        The sheerness is the funny part. If it’s revealing but not sheer, then men are supposed to wonder what’s under it because that is seductive. These COSTUMES are not seductive. They are meant to be a fug you to the media for turning women into commodities which other women do even more than men while they complain that men do it.

    • hawk

      Just a note, no way to reach jlaw Stewart style of old Hollywood, which showcased she together with hairstyle for BD2. Kriste Stewart rocks.

      • abbeysbooks

        Old Hollywood was a different era. Actresses and actors (I like the sound of actress) had little independent authority. The big studio bosses made or broke them and they did break them. Even recently you will notice how they broke Sharon Stone for her mouth. She was just too soon to get away with it.

    • abbeysbooks

      JL is making fun of the whole red carpet dressing game. It’s silly and stupid to begin with and needs to be made fun of. I like her sense of humor.

      • MCR

        If it wasn’t intended as a parody, Lawrence should quickly catch up and start claiming it was.

      • abbeysbooks

        That’s the point of parody. You either get it or you don’t. If I have to put the joke into words, it isn’t a joke anymore. The designer designed a read carpet dress, a costume. Alexander Wang’s latest show for Balenciaga was a designer’s joke. This is all post modern tongue in cheek. The whole dress design thing has become a joke. Who wears it better: X or Y? So the tabloids can talk about celebrities, their gowns and the designers with images for everyone to pour over. JL short circuited that making everyone not like it and complain. It’s a funny funny dress. You are supposed to laugh.

    • cottonn

      I am not a fan of the sheer gowns nor the see-thru ones….think they just look silly. JMHO

      • abbeysbooks

        Of course they are silly. They are meant to be silly. The whole red carpet thing is meant to be seen as silly because it is. It is just meat for the tabloids.

    • alvi

      Kristen Stewart dress suit her better because of her style and personality .

      • Jill O’Rourke

        What personality? (Badum bum!)

      • Milla

        Not a fan of KStew, but she & Rooney Mara have this weird angular clothes hangar vibe where they can pull off the more ridiculous high fashion looks like this….but then they couldn’t pull off something like Jen’s red Oscar dress if they tried. Sometimes, it’s simply down to dressing to a person’s body/looks. Jennifer looks so much better in simple, classic, stream-lined, sexy styles while Rooney Mara/KStew/Lily Collins/etc. look better in the avant garde stuff.

      • abbeysbooks

        Because Rooney and Kristen are avant garde and Jennifer is not. It’s personalities. Jennifer is adorable, funny, personable,quippy and wonderful, but she is not edgy and avant garde. Jennifer is not setting style.

      • Alvi

        Her edgy personality .don’t come out with she a home wrecker .i discussing her style in fashion not what kinda of person she is . I’m a fan her and like Jennifer also but Kristen won this battle

      • abbeysbooks

        How come you can’t see it? I admit she doesn’t give much room for projection for a “certain type of woman.” Ahem.

      • MCR

        You’ve made this kind of reference several times, and it surprises me, because you’re not normally one to let the media tell you how to think. Yet you’ve been led by the nose in this instance.

        If you look at Kristen Stewart’s public interviews – with an open mind – you’ll see that she tends to be quite animated in them, joking, smiling and laughing at least as much as the average celebrity. As for her ability to emote while acting, once again, I could point out specific, highly emotional scenes along with more understated ones; and directors and fellow actors seem to hold a high opinion of her acting. Some people may dislike her acting style, but there is no basis for calling it blank and emotionless.

        The press decided some time ago to give Stewart this particular persona: sullen, emotionless, unresponsive. Possibly it derived from her attitude toward paparazzi. It’s something that’s been done to other celebrities in the past: giving them a shorthand personality – the joker, the intellectual, the activist, the moody artist, etc. – that’s simple to define and write up, and of course to ridicule. It has no basis in reality; it’s merely what the press are telling us to believe. I’m disappointed to see you’ve bought into it in this case.

      • abbeysbooks

        Kristen’s Breaking Dawn 2 dress was a fug you to the tabloids on the “cheating” images. and I’m not even getting into Rob’s GREEN suit which is a fug you to the Scummit CASH COW machine.

      • Alvi

        May it was fuck u to the media and I applause her for that because takes a lot of courage to stand up with their head high and put her self out there .i love kristen and I have noting to forgive or be angry because everyone makes mistake and I not the one that got hurt by her . Am here because when I first saw Jennifer in this dress I thought it look similar to kristen dress on her breaking dawn part 2 premiere . I like it on her because she a tough personality and Jennifer is bubbly and it doesn’t suit her .i dislike how in article they call her names and if they don’t like why I brothering to look her up

      • abbeysbooks

        Jennifer is follwoing Kristen here and saying fug you to the media. You still seem to think Kristen made a mistake. Aren’t you aware yet that all those images from her “cheating” piks were photoshopped?

    • abbeysbooks

      Like all the hits I got you jenni. Aw shucks. You deserve it I didn’t do nuttin.

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